With a 10.1″ display, Galaxy Note 10.1 is obviously in the tablet camp. Although it comes with 3G (
no LTE) connectivity, you probably will not use it as a phone: you cannot put it in a pocket unless you are a bank robber.
What differs this device from other tablet is its S Pen, and associated software and apps. The press release is lengthy, but the key point is clear: S Pen and the resulted productivity and entertainment.
Comparing this device with smartphone is not relevant. But compared to the 5.3″ Galaxy Note, the major difference is size (about four time larger) and Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0), which will be probably available on Galaxy Note in just a few days.
Finally, we see a really innovative tablet among Android camp, following the revolutionary phone.
If you feel the 5.3” Note is too small, you have a choice now.
If you feel the 5.3″ is too large for a phone, now Samsung makes it larger. Your only option is crawl back to 3.5″, and enjoy the fruity toy.